Auditor (Performance)

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Washington, D.C
Feb 21, 2021
Mar 01, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time


This position is located in the CARES Act in one of the performance audit directorates in the Office of Audit (OA) of the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The incumbent is an auditor-in-charge (AlC) responsible for leading teams of lower-graded staff, and who reports to the Audit Manager.

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As an Auditor (Performance), you will:
  • Lead teams of lower-graded staff in ensuring audits assigned conform with applicable professional standards. Prepare proposals for future audits. Conduct/review pre-audit research of prior audit reports, laws, regulations, and procedures. Working with the Audit Manager, develop audit plans within the established scopes, and lead teams in the development of audit steps needed to accomplish each audit objective. Assign tasks and provide technical and administrative guidance to team members. Draft/review audit-related memoranda; and attend entrance conferences. Conduct/oversee interviews, walkthroughs to document program processes, and testing. Conduct and/or participate in briefings with OA and auditee management to discuss issues, the status of the audits, and audit results. Prepare/review audit reports and supporting documentation prepared by team members ensuring compliance with applicable professional standards, and OIG policy. Monitor implementation of corrective actions recommended in audit reports. Participate in responding to congressional requests, and in preparing testimony for congressional hearings.
  • Exercise responsibility for leading assigned teams, including assignment of audit tasks based on individual experience and specific knowledge and skills. Review work products prepared by team members to ensure accuracy, sufficiency, and compliance with applicable professional standards, and OIG policy. Provide on-the-job training on use of the electronic audit documentation system, and such audit tasks as testing, interviewing, program processes observation, and report writing. Provide input to Audit Manager on team members' performances and any recommended formal training for team members.
  • Serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) in the event an audit is contracted, performing technical contracting functions, including drafting statements of work (SOWs), preparing cost estimates, and developing technical standards of performance. Participate in procurement technical evaluation panels with auditee representatives to evaluate bids. This includes reviewing and evaluating proposals on factors such as technical approach, qualifications of key personnel, past experience, management plan, labor effort, and price quotation. Make recommendations concerning contractors and proposals to the rest of technical evaluation team. Prepare contract modifications. Participate in briefings with contractors to discuss issues, the status of the audits, and audit results. Review audit plans, status reports, audit reports, audit documentation, and other deliverables prepared by contractors ensuring compliance with applicable professional standards, OIG policy, and the contract. Review and approve payment of contractor invoices.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 Nights per Month

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment"
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The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Leading and directing audit assignments.; AND
  • Providing direction and guidance to team members.


The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

A. Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.


B. Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing, or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge.The applicant's background must also include one of the following:

1. A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; OR
2. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining designated position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( ). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- Successfully complete a background investigation.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Leadership, and Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

This announcement is issued under "Direct-Hire" authority. This notice is issued under the Direct-Hire authority. Using Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved government-wide direct hire authorities, agencies may appoint candidates directly to jobs, without regard to the provisions of Title 5 U.S.C.3309 through 3318, for which OPM determines that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need. The Treasury OIG must fill mission critical positions to meet new mission requirements due to the CARES Act under Public Law 116-136. Candidates will be evaluated on their basic eligibility for Federal employment, minimum qualifications and possession of job-related knowledge, skills and abilities and other factors. All applicants who meet basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration.

Veterans' Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: This position has a positive education requirement. Basic Education Requirements: YOU MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF MEETING THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS STATED ABOVE. A copy of transcript(s), a copy of a CPA or CIA certificate or license, or a list of related college courses completed (including the name of the attended college/university, its location, courses' names, number of credit hours and the grades you received for those courses) is REQUIRED. For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An unofficial transcript will be accepted at the time of application and an official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page .

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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